Belgian Georges Leekens to coach Tunisia

Tunis: Belgian Georges Leekens is the new coach of Tunisia, the north African country`s football federation announced Thursday.

"An official agreement was reached with Georges Leekens that he become coach from April 1, 2014, until March 31, 2016," federation official Hichem Ben Omrane told AFP.

The 64-year-old Leekens, capped three times internationally as a player, has previously coached Belgium and Algeria as well as a host of clubs, most recently Club Brugge.

Tunisia failed to qualify for this year`s World Cup in Brazil and were without a coach since a loss to Cameroon in November that ensured they made no further progress.